Intl. community must support ICC’s work; Euro-Med Monitor warns against attempts to obstruct justice by Euro-Med Monitor

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Geneva – Amidst Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people in the 1967 Occupied Palestinian Territory, Euro-Med Monitor expresses concern over frequent reports of political pressure exercised by Israel and its allies aimed at preventing the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague from issuing arrest warrants against senior Israeli security and political figures. 

… The Israeli media has revealed that the Israeli government is holding secret meetings, consultations, and conversations with several of its allies, including the United State, United Kingdom, and Germany, in an attempt to prevent the issuance of the aforementioned arrest warrants and obstruct the Court’s work on the Palestine case.

Simultaneously, efforts have already been made by the US administration to stop the issuance of the orders. 

… The ICC Prosecutor, Karim Khan, must make legal decisions as soon as possible and follow the Court’s procedural rules and rules of evidence in accordance with the Rome Statute.

… The international community, in all its forms, should work to support the Court’s work towards establishing justice in view of Israel’s ongoing failure to uphold its international obligations to prevent and stop serious crimes and grave violations committed against the Palestinian people over the past 76 years. These crimes and violations include war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, while other nations are complicit, given their involvement in maintaining Israel’s illegal ongoing military occupation of Palestine by providing various forms of military, political, financial, and media support and assistance to Israel.

All nations are required to carry out their moral and legal duties; abide by any legitimate requests for arrest or extradition; and work together to apprehend anyIsraeli officials that orders are issued against; i.e. stop them from escaping and quickly turn them over to the ICC, in compliance with all applicable international laws and regulations.

States Parties to the 1949 Geneva Conventions are also required to carry out their obligations under these conventions, which include opening criminal investigations in their national courts using the principle of universal jurisdiction, and apprehending and prosecuting those who violate these agreements in compliance with applicable international law.

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